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BlacKkKlansman (2018)
 7.5
 135K
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and become the head of the local chapter.
Style: semi serious, thought provoking, rough, captivating, factual, slang
Plot: racism, undercover cop, black cop, violence, gun, bomb, husband wife relationship, telephone, activist, friendship, partners, love and romance, standoff, racial slur, revisionist history, dancing, student, politics, billiards, restaurant, african american, united states of america, alcohol, office, freedom ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, colorado

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Most similar movies to BlacKkKlansman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, interesting and intense films with plots about violence, brutality, runaway, storytelling, murder, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like BlacKkKlansman: Serpico (1973), Donnie Brasco (1997), Prince of the City (1981), Infamous (2006), Black Mass (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 96K
Serpico (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The real-life struggle of an honest New York City cop against a corrupt system.
Style: realistic, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: whistleblower, hippie, idealism, police corruption, police investigation, undercover cop, police, corruption, bribery, ethics, african american, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.8
 253K
Donnie Brasco (1997)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, fbi, organized crime, mentor, undercover, crime, friends, gangster, law enforcement, investigation, undercover agent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: new york, usa, colombia, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Prince of the City (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, rough, captivating ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, friendship, bribery, police detective, testimony, district attorney, crime, redemption, betrayal, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.1
 15K
Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: witty, talky, psychological, clever, sincere ...
Plot: murder, obsession, friendship, investigation, homosexual, execution, hanging, singer, newspaper, respect, writer's life, gay ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, manhattan new york city, mexico, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 6.9
 152K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, illness, arms dealing, gangster, mafia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 2011, year 1995, year 1985 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.6
 19K
Hoffa (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Jack Nicholson's portrait of union leader James R. Hoffa, as seen through the eyes of his friend, Bobby Ciaro (Danny DeVito). The film follows Hoffa through his countless battles with the RTA and President Roosevelt all the way to a conclusion ...
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Plot: labor union, politics, gangsters, rise and fall, arson, power relations, crime, crimes, fighting the system, political intrigue, dishonesty, leadership ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 40s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: detroit, new york, michigan, usa, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.5
 77K
Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: realistic, captivating, uplifting, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: racism, politics, president, african american, civil rights, idealism, rebelliousness, society, introspection, americana, injustice, rebellion ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1963, year 1964 ...
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.9
 65K
The Iceman (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The true story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, arrest, organized crime, poisoning, mafia, notoriety, crime family, psychopath, hidden identity, merciless, lone hero, serial murder ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, year 1975 ...
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.6
 12K
Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, sex addict, friendship, hollywood, tv show, filmmaking, rise and fall, adultery, obsession, addiction, couple relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Color of Friendship (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Mahree Bok lives on a farm in South Africa. Her father is a policeman who cannot hide his joy when activist Steve Biko is caught by the South African authorities. Piper Dellums is the daughter of a US congressman from California and who lives in a ...
Style: semi serious, touching, based on memoir
Plot: racism, friendship, culture clash, urban ghetto life, family, family relations, interracial relations, parents and children, friends, injustice, teenage love, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1968
Place: africa, usa, south africa, california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.6
 222K
Blow (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, captivating, emotional, touching ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, rise and fall, drug dealing, drug abuse, cocaine, gangsters, friendship, drug addiction, organized crime, criminal heroes, marijuana, war on drugs ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 90s, 50s ...
Place: california, latin america, colombia, mexico, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.2
 39K
Conviction (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Betty Anne Waters' older brother Kenny is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: convict, injustice, false accusation, lawyer, murder, fighting the system, prison, innocence, trial, courtroom, law school, testimony ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 80s, 90s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.9
 14K
Grand Canyon (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds ...
Style: realistic, clever, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: friendship, adoption, racism, society, coming of age, earthquake, grand canyon, adultery, kindness, arrest, unfulfillment, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, arizona, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", ...
Style: epic, realistic, serious, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: gang, drug abuse, friendship, heroin, gang war, grudge, prejudice, racism, artist, lowrider, mexican american, police shootout ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, guatemala, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.
Style: touching, serious, thought provoking, uplifting, disturbing ...
Plot: white house, butler, racism, civil rights, injustice, prejudice, president, blacks and whites, historical character, master and servant, parents and children, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 50s, 80s, 60s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., south africa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 37K
Imperium (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nate Foster, a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as ...
Style: tense, intense, suspense, suspenseful, interesting ...
Plot: fbi, terrorist, undercover, skinhead, analyst, terrorism, violence, racism, fascism, conspiracy, politics, genocide ...
Time: year 1969
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.8
 110K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, juvenile delinquency, gang, poverty, coming of age, friendship, hip hop, party, african american, favoritism, tragic event, football ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1984, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.6
 155K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, politics, discrimination, election, mayor, politician, gay, homosexual, protest, homosexuality, murder, civil rights ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1975, year 1977 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 7.4
 116K
Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, murder, moral dilemma, lifestyle, crimes, manipulation, book, investigation, literature, death, friendship, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1960s, 1950s ...
Place: kansas, usa, spain, alabama, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After seven months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at Bill Willoughby, the town's revered chief ...
Style: ambiguous ending, cynical, dark humor, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: rape, racism, anger, small town, guilty conscience, suffering, trial, loss of daughter, revenge, regret, name calling, death of daughter ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, missouri, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: A New York stockbroker refuses to cooperate in a large securities fraud case involving corruption on Wall Street, corporate banking world and mob infiltration. Based on Jordan Belfort's autobiography.
Style: clever, captivating, biting, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: rise and fall, success, ambition, wall street, cons and scams, millionaire, hotshot hero, blind ambition, money, greed, yuppie, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, big ben london, bahamas, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: fbi, bank, robbery, transsexual, police, hostage, homosexual, fainting, sergeant, sniper, gay slur, gay ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Kill the Irishman (2011)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang war, corruption, irish, tough heroes, labor union, mob boss, gangsters, crime, ambition, criminal heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1960, year 1975 ...
Place: usa, ohio, cleveland ohio, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Bonnie and Clyde is based on the true stories of the gangster pair Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow who in the 1930s began robbing banks in U.S. cities until they were eventually killed. The film is a major landmark in the aesthetic movement known as ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, exciting, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: gang, lovers on the run, on the road, bank robbery, criminal heroes, chase, bank robber, sheriff, waitress, impotence, ambush, texas ranger ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: texas, missouri, oklahoma, usa, wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 414K
American Hustle (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.
Style: tense, intense, suspense, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: fbi, partners in crime, mayor, cons and scams, political corruption, partners, criminal heroes, deception, romancing partners, organized crime, working undercover, corruption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1978
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 5K
Baadasssss! (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Director Mario Van Peebles chronicles the complicated production of his father Melvin's classic 1971 film, "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song." Playing his father in the film, Van Peebles offers an unapologetic account of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, witty, realistic, talky ...
Plot: filmmaking, racism, underdog, fighting the system, hollywood, rebellion, interracial relations, family relations, artists and showbiz, rejection, society, showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.8
 10K
Gotti (2018)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: John Gotti rises to the top of the New York underworld to become the boss of the Gambino crime family. His life takes a tumultuous turn as he faces tragedy, multiple trials and a prison sentence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, organized crime, violence, godfather, parents and children, crime, family relations, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, danger, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1984, year 2002
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, ...
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: childhood, coming of age, friendship, anger, african american, homecoming, marijuana, juvenile delinquency, loss of friend, racial slur, teenage life, old friend ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2005, year 1986, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 7K
American Me (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Edward J. Olmos made his directorial bow with the powerhouse crime saga American Me. Olmos stars as street-gang leader Santana, who during his 18 years in Folsom Prison rules over all the drug-and-murder activities behind bars. Upon his release, ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, violence, murder, racism, lowrider, juvenile delinquency, friends, criminal heroes, sexual abuse, crime, godparent ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 70s, year 1959 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: realistic, intellectual, bleak, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: politics, terrorism, rebellion, idealism, revolution, radical, anti war, protest, bomb, journalist, judge, robbery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1976, year 1974 ...
Place: germany, europe, brussels belgium, munich germany, persia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%